Astrology is the science of the stars. There is an ongoing celestial dance that we can observe from our vantage point on the earth. This dance is a mirror of the very same dance that occurs within both the collective body, human society, and the individual body, each human soul. By understanding the language of astrology, we are able to gain insight into the construct of reality as represented by the celestial dance, whether, collective or personal.
Evolutionary Astrology explores the reality construct from a broad and very deep level. The focus is internal rather than external. Using this precise analytical tool, we can begin to understand:
- the needs of the soul
- the tools it has available to implement soul intention and serve these needs
- any issues that must be integrated to create harmony within the energy system
- a snapshot of prior learning that can illuminate and enhance the process
When we understand why we are here, we can more consciously work with flow. Coming to a place of realization that the ego is merely a vehicle for change and shift and that it is the SOUL that continues through ongoing lives, totally shifts perspective. We are more able to address the reactive elements of ego desire and focus more wholly on spiritual goals rather than material ones.
This is not to say that material reality is minimized by any account! We are here, on this plane, to have the ‘material’ experience. The key, however, is to live ‘in spirit’ while traveling ‘in the flesh’. EA provides us with the kind of insights and understandings that make this complex journey of ‘spirit in flesh’ that much easier or, in some cases, just plain doable.
Since energy cannot be destroyed, and thoughts and actions are merely energy, there is a storehouse of all thought and all action. This is the akashic record. So, just as there is a collective consciousness or mind, there is also a collective memory.
There are sensitives who are able to access the akashic record. Edgar Cayce, is, perhaps, the most well-known. However, anyone who is on a spiritual pathway can work with past life memory to a greater or lesser degree. As always, it is imperative that when you do move into the akashic memory, you remained detached, and remember that it is the essence of whatever experience you are having through recall that is important and not the ego related specifics. You are not your past life. Your past life is merely a storehouse of tools that you can access when needed.
This is my term for the natal horoscope. Mandala means circle and when I was first studying astrology, I felt that this form of the horoscope, usually represented as a circle, was evocative of what I understood a mandala to be. Within this circle, there was a representation of an energy, an energy that resulted in an expression, that is a life journey.
What astrologers work with when they do a reading. Natal refers to birth.Horoscope literally means Hour Keeper, and refers to the “hour’ that you were born. It “keeps” a representation of the pattern that arranged itself cosmically at the exact moment of your birth. This pattern yields a vast amount of information when you are able to ‘read’ it.